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Poster: monkey99 Date: Jun 6, 2013 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Woo Woo!

I always thought the Casey Jones "woo woo" dude was a unique, infamous peanut gallery phenomenon (

Now I've discovered the "woo" choir (during Suger Mag, at about 3:35 onwards:

I don't usually listen to the SBD for the show, so I guess that's how I missed it.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 6, 2013 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woo Woo!

I recall the crowd woo-woo-ing it's way out of Oakland Stadium after The Stones Sympathy f.t. Devil. Seemed so cool and spontaneous, but I'll bet 2 things now...

1. Stones always(?) close w/ that tune and many crowds woo-woo their way home.

2. Being a young-guy-on-fungi probably made the whole experience seem so....oh I don't know, but you all can relate.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jun 6, 2013 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woo Woo! Not Fade Away Rhythm

Does anyone else remember the scene after the show at Cape Cod on 10/27/79? As the crowd was beginning to leave, folks in the upper bleachers spontaneously started hammering the NFA beat on the chairs and floors and it was quickly picked up by the crowd and enveloped the whole place. It seemed like 10 minutes of NFA rhythm accompanying people out of the venue. This was years before the Dead started ending shows with NFA and encouraging the "clapping" of the NFA rhythm into the encore, which I always hated, smacked of manipulation and ruined the song for me.
Of course this was after the tapers had torn down their equipment so there's no audio record of it ever happening.

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2013-06-06 22:31:17

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 6, 2013 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woo Woo!

The Woo-Woo guys brother was captured in this matrix of 8-04-76, though he sounds more like a drunken frat boy